Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, September 7, 2012

My Tribute to Mae

The mention of the Trilateral Commission or the CFR would brand you as a kook in the not so distant past. Maybe it still does, but that is definitely changing as the mainstream stories diverge from observable reality. Before blogging or facebook, there was Mae Brussell, one of only a handful of people to have ever read the entire 26 volumes of the Warren Commission.

Mae was a homemaker (just like me) with five kids (just like me) when JFK was shot. But unlike most Americans, she just couldn't let it go. Struggling to make sense of what happened, she started doing some research, which took some initiative in the days before you could just punch up a search and find digitized docs. She started clipping newspaper articles and filing them away. The problem was, that every lead led to five more leads, with no end in sight. She uncovered a lot about Nazi war criminals, CIA mind experiments, and all manner of government corruption. She shared  her research via her radio program out of Carmel, CA. For those not in range, she mailed out cassette tapes with a bibliography sheet with her source information for that show. I find it really interesting to see how this stuff holds up over the years.

Mae Brussell was the daughter of Rabbi Edgar Magnin, the "Rabbi to the Stars" and leader of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Mrs. Brussell grew up around all the Hollywood stars, and had an interesting childhood. Her grandfather was the founder of the Magnin Department Stores. She went to Stanford, but quit her senior year to get married. She is methodical and names names, and connects directorships using mainstream newspapers and government documents. Now, I don't go along with all her conclusions (like her view of Larry McDonald), and some of it seems pretty far out, but hey, in 2012 the regular news is far out. So I don't dismiss anything anymore unless I can find that the source of the claim is discredited. Keep an open mind, but not so that your brains fall out, kwim? Here she is in her own words from 1974 Playgirl:

  "People sometimes wonder how an ordinary housewife like me could get so interested 
in the John F. Kennedy assassination. But nothing just happens. There has to be a time when you begin to think and feel – an emotional climate of caring about people, a nurturing place where you give a damn. If you repress your children, slap them, ignore them, dump them in front of the TV, go away and leave them with strangers, you are not nurturing them to be sympathetic to other people. That's where my head was when Kennedy was assassinated. I was worried about my children and what sort of society we were living in where this murder could take place.    "I didn't believe the official reports, because there were too many discrepancies. I was taking the morning and evening papers then; I also had a number of magazine subscriptions. I clipped and saved articles from the day Kennedy died. Gradually, I increased my newspaper subscriptions to include such papers as the New York Times and the Washington Post. Now I take eight newspapers a day. I get a better perspective on what is happening all over the country. Stories that are left out of one paper often get into another one.    "In September, 1964, the Warren Commission Report came out, and I read it very carefully. Lee Harvey Oswald interested me. Twenty-three adjectives were used to describe him in the Warren Report. They said he had no friends, no meaningful relationships, couldn't hold a job, and so on. But the evidence all pointed in the opposite direction. So I bought the twenty-six volumes of the Warren Commission hearings and began studying them.    "My husband never tried to discourage me; in many ways, he helped me. I could have any book or magazine subscription that I wanted. But my new interest in political assassinations definitely drove a wedge into our marriage. He couldn't see why it was so important to know who murdered John F. Kennedy. And I think most men would begin to resent the time I withdrew from entertaining our friends and devoted instead to what became serious, full-time research. We were divorced four years ago.
  "Even though there is a wide pattern of conspiracies, it doesn't involve a large number of people. Fewer than one half of one percent of the population is involved. The biggest problem for the researcher is that the average person can't even conceive of the possibility of conspiracies. But if enough people realized the truth, they could end the devastating process that has kept us constantly at war to protect the financial interests of a small group of people. It has driven 50,000 of our young men into permanent exile and killed another 50,000 American soldiers, as well as countless thousands of innocent people in other countries. It has ruined our economy, and is now leading inevitably to a bloodbath in our own country."
 I asked whether she had any suggestions for women who might want to get more involved themselves, but didn't know where to start.    "A woman could start with her morning paper, like I did. She has to throw away the programmed assumption that because she is a woman, she can't figure things out. She could learn more about the things that interest her, write to her congressmen, and correspond with prisoners. It is up to women to force society to change, because the men aren't doing it.
    "I began with one book and gradually built up a collection of information so comprehensive that people come from all over the world to see it. And I am not endowed with any special brains. I just sat back and asked myself, 'What is life about? And what do I want out of my life?' What I want is to know the truth about the world my children and I live in."
Mae was pretty amazing in that she predicted the following events (thanks to Project Camelot)

On May 29, 1968 Mae confronted Rose Kennedy at the Monterey Peninsula Airport and handed her what she said was a poem, but actually a note telling her Robert Kennedy would soon be assassinated. A week later Senator Kennedy was shot to death at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

• A month before Ted Kennedy's Chappaquiddick incident Mae warned his office of "the nest of rattlesnakes" that surrounded him and his upcoming bid for the White House.

• Two weeks before the SLA kidnapped Patty Hearst she told a Syracuse University audience that the SLA shooting of black school superintendent Marcus Foster was just the beginning of what would be terror and psychological sabotage in the same vein Germany had been subjected to in the 1930s.

• In August 1977 (broadcast #282) Mae discussed Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple move to Guyana. She speculated that this might be a training camp for assassination teams – this was more than a year before 913 members of the church were massacred.

• Mae's most shocking crystal ball research was probably her March 29, 1981 evening broadcast when she spent much of the hour listing the reasons she believed the Reagan White House were at war with one another and asked who will kill off their team members first. The following morning President Reagan was shot in Washington D.C.

Now Mae wasn't s a super genius, she was just watching a pattern of behavior that no one else of us mundanes was aware of. When you watch for the pattern, it all becomes very obvious that something besides the people are calling the shots. Mae specialized her research into political assasinations, consulted with Jim Garrison in New Orleans and had a tiime getting back. You could say she was one of the first to be detained at the airport, decades before TSA made it commonplace. 

Here is one of her earliest shows:

If you are interested, take a look at her bibliography sheets that correspond with some of her hundreds of radio shows. The names that crop up over and over are still relevant today. For instance, I didn't realize that Arlen Specter worked with Marina Oswald. The same crew crops up over and over.

Mae was on the air until 1988, when she succumbed to cancer. At the time she was working on the case of ritual child abuse at the Presidio that centered around Lt. Col. Michael Aquino, the man who coined the term "mindwar" and was an avowed Satanist.

Other topics Mae took on besides her main focus of the JFK assasination were the assassinations of MLK, RFK, Malcolm X, John Lennon, the MK Ultra serial killers, the Manson family, Jim Jones, money flowing in and around the Vatican and Malta, as well as how the power structure is connected. Some of that sounds very wild, but Mae uses mainstream articles and names names, opening herself up for libel.

You might find it entertaining, especially if you're older, to look over her bibliography sheets or one of the Youtubes of her show and see if you don't recognize some of the people mentioned in a different light.

I'm just using my little outlet to highlight someone, whom I don't totally agree about religion, etc., however appreciate an American who'll stand up and say something. Mae faced opposition in doing this research, which may have taken the life of her daughter, Bonnie, in a suspicious car accident. Freedom is not free, but when the whistleblowers and the watchmen get mowed down, is there any pomp and circumstance in honor of their patriotism?

I appreciate the spirit of a researcher like Mae and encourage everyone to pick up a story, no matter how small and get down to the truth. With over a hundred years of phony history, you surely can find something!


  1. Mae Brussell was a courageous woman. So are you, rM.

    1. Yikes, I'm hoping I don't have to contend with what she did--I sure don't feel like anyone special. I suppose being an informed American makes you rather odd in todays world.

  2. I have to agree. You certainly are "rather odd". ;)

    It's a bit more than simply being informed though. The ability you have to apply critical thinking skills to just about anything is a much bigger talent.

    1. I would call it common sense, but it is not that common, I'm told.


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